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New MP dedicates maiden speech to late mum

Our new Labour MP representing Montgomeryshire & Glyndwr, Steve Witherden, emotionally dedicated his first House of Commons speech to his mother, Sally, who passed away shortly after he was elected to office.

1 day ago

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NEWS POLITICS TRANSPORT
Council wants feedback on 20mph

In a bid to engage with the local communities in Wales, including Newtown, the Welsh Government has unveiled plans to work closely with councils to bring about focused alterations to the existing national 20mph speed limit.

2 days ago

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Card recycling banks to be removed from community recycling sites

The county council has announced that card recycling banks will soon be removed from the community recycling sites across the county, impacting residents in Newtown and surrounding areas.

3 days ago

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County Council gives job seekers paid work placements

Job seekers and those wanting to gain new skills were recently invited to apply for a range of paid work placements with the council.

3 days ago

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Council announces financial outturn for 2023/24

Powys County Council delivered a modest surplus budget for the last financial year despite the challenging economic environment, the Cabinet will be told

6 days ago

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Parking review delay anger

Opposition councillors are “extremely unhappy” that a long awaited update on the Powys County Council car park review has been cancelled.

1 week ago

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School budget crisis looms

School budgets are projected to fall off the cliff edge, with Newtown High School predicted to have a budget gap of over £2 million by the end of March 2027.

1 week ago

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Changes to 20mph limits guidance announced

The Welsh Government published guidance on reverting 20mph roads back to 30mph, announcing an extra £5m for councils to make speed limit changes.

1 week ago

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Cabinet Secretary confirms support available for farmers in 2025

The Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies, has confirmed a number of schemes today to support farmers and landowners in Wales before the introduction of the Sustainable Farming Scheme in 2026.

1 week ago


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Sustainable Powys will 'avoid' bankruptcy, but not everyone is happy

Avoiding the fate of English local authorities that have gone bust, is the driving force of Sustainable Powys according to finance chiefs – which will see services centre on four towns, but not all councillors are happy.

1 week ago

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WATCH: New MP takes his parliamentary oath

Our new MP for Montgomeryshire & Glyndwr Steve Witherden for Montgomeryshire & Glyndŵr has taken his parliamentary oath this morning in the House of Commons.

1 week ago

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Vaughan Gething resigns as First Minister

Vaughan Gething has resigned as First Minister following weeks of controversies and a mass walk out by his cabinet.

1 week ago

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Four ministers resign over First Minister

Four key members of Vaughan Gething’s government have resigned from their posts and publicly urged the First Minister to step down, plunging the Welsh political landscape into turmoil.

1 week ago

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Council wants more money to monitor major planning projects

More funding needs to come from the Welsh Government to allow Powys planners to deal with ongoing monitoring work that comes with Developments of National Significance (DNS) a senior councillor has said.

1 week ago

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Fears for digitally excluded residents on council services

Concerns have been raised that residents who don’t have access to the internet will lose out in a shake-up of how Powys County Council delivers its services.

1 week ago

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First Minister refuses to consider other Air Ambulance models

First Minister, Vaughan Gething MS has refused to consider different models to keep Welshpool and Caernarfon bases open at a meeting of Senedd Members.  

1 week ago

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Councillors agree fostering improvements

Councillors in Powys have given the green light to a substantial investment in the fostering service, aimed at recruiting, supporting, and training more foster carers.

1 week ago

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Call to bring forward council tax shake-up rejected

The Senedd rejected calls to press ahead with “long overdue” reforms to council tax before the next election despite an “overwhelming” moral case for change.

1 week ago


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Leisure operator silent on potential closures

Freedom Leisure who run leisure facilities on behalf of Powys County Council have declined to comment over claims eight swimming pools in the county could be at risk.

1 week ago

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Councillors dodge motion on red meat

A wide ranging motion to back Powys farmers which included the promotion of red meat was supposed to be voted on yesterday, however it was bypassed by county councillors.

1 week ago

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Consultation on food restrictions launched

The Welsh Government has unveiled plans to introduce regulations aimed at restricting promotions of junk food products high in fat, sugar, and salt in a bid to promote healthier choices among residents and visitors in Newtown and across Wales.

1 week ago

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Member Champion roles u-turn

A move to scrap the role of member champions, including that of local councillor and Anti-Poverty Champion, Joy Jones, at Powys County Council has been rejected by councillors.

1 week ago

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King addresses Senedd to mark anniversary of devolution

King Charles III addressed the Welsh Parliament on a visit to celebrate 25 years since the then-National Assembly for Wales was established in 1999.

2 weeks ago

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8 swimming pools could be at risk of closure

Eight swimming pools across Powys could be under threat of closure, a councillor has claimed after hearing a briefing of town and community councils.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS SPORT
‘Keep Six Nations on free-to-air TV’

Wales’ culture secretary vowed to make the case for keeping Wales’ Six Nations games on free-to-air TV to her Labour colleagues in the new UK Government.

2 weeks ago

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Dip in Council Tax collection rates causes concern

A dip in Council Tax collection rates has raised concerns that Powys County Council could lose out on millions of pounds, at a time when every penny counts.

2 weeks ago

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Welsh Government backs down on newspaper notices

Plans to remove a legal requirement for council tax notices to be printed in local newspapers were abandoned at the 11th hour.

2 weeks ago


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First Minister announces legislative programme

The First Minister, Vaughan Gething, has set out his legislative priorities saying he wants to ensure the Welsh Government is building “an ambitious future for a fairer, stronger, greener Wales.”

2 weeks ago

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Local school closure plans approved

The process of merging two primary schools in Newtown which will eventually see one closed, has been approved by senior Powys County Councillors.

2 weeks ago

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Powys reform plan principles delayed

Major Powys reform plan principles pulled at last minute as not all Cabinet members can agree to the potentially radical changes.

2 weeks ago

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Local councillor hits out at Cabinet

County councillor Joy Jones has hit out at the Council's Cabinet ahead of a final decision on closing Treowen C.P. School, with pupils transferring to Ysgol Calon y Dderwen.

2 weeks ago

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Radical shake up for council services coming

Future Powys County Council (PCC) services will be centred on four towns as the authority outlines a radical shake up of provision.

2 weeks ago

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Council achieves surplus for last financial year

A surplus of just over £2.3 million was reported by Powys County Council on the budget for last year.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS ELECTION 2024
Cast your vote for today!

If you're registered to vote, you can cast your vote today between 7am and 10pm for the next Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire & Glwndwr.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Cabinet to consider Newtown schools objection report

Plans to increase the capacity of a proposed new school building in Newtown so pupils from another school can also be included could be given the go-ahead if a recommendation to Cabinet is approved, the county council has said.

3 weeks ago

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Welsh Government promises ban on lying politicians

The Welsh Government promised to introduce a law banning lying politicians before the next Senedd election after striking a last-minute deal to avert defeat.

3 weeks ago

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